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NIH 1998 Almanac/The Organization/NINDS/      

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Mission


Conducts, fosters, coordinates, and guides research on the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the neurological disorders, and stroke, and supports basic research in related scientific areas.

Provides grants-in-aid to public and private institutions and individuals in fields related to its areas of interest, including research project, program project, and research center grants.

Operates a program of contracts for the funding of research and research support efforts in selected areas of institute need.

Provides individual and institutional fellowships to increase scientific expertise in neurological fields.

Conducts a diversified program of intramural and collaborative research in its own laboratories, branches, and clinics.

Collects and disseminates research information related to neurological disorders.


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